When it comes to finding phone numbers, you may get frustrated when using a general search engine. They are useful, but when you want to find the number of a missing friend, you may want to start elsewhere. Sites like Spock are good places to get going, and may be all that you need. This type of site gives you a very narrow search. If the info is out there, they can find it for you.
If you know the exact spelling of the name you are searching, enter it when you go to Spock. If you aren't sure of the spelling, you may have to repeat this search with each spelling you can think of before you hit upon something. What is interesting about Spock is that it searches through networking sites only, giving you fewer and more relevant information and search hits. That saves you a lot of time. Otherwise, you could spend hours sifting through useless information.
When nothing comes up, you should not give up on Spock. The person of which you are searching may not have a profile on any social or professional networking site at the present time, but they may tomorrow, next week, or a few months down the road. On Spock, you can save your searches. That means you can go back once in a while to run them again to see if anything new comes up.
Not only can Spock search networking sites, it can also look through something else if you specify what you need. For example, you can enter your friends name in the search box and have the site search for news related items. Though finding a phone number through news is not usually going to happen, you won't know until you search. You can add as many ‘tags’ as you want, including marital status, date of birth, location, or age. Use any that you know for sure.
You may find that Spock gives you results that include a phone number, but you may not be entirely sure that number is the person you seek. When that happens, you can find sites that search a phone number for you. This information may confirm that you have the right number, or if you are going to have to start your search all over again.
Dan Krasky writes informative articles about telecommunications and phone numbering. You can find the caller source of any U. S. phone at http://www.searchthisphonenumber.com